Afghan police forces abandon stations due to six-month delay in salary payment

  • Date of Publication : 20/02/2017 at 12:17 GMT
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As many as 80 police officers in southern Afghanistan have reportedly abandoned 7 police stations due to a six-month delay in the payment of their salaries.

These police officers have abandoned their police stations in Uruapan-Kandahar highway, mainly in protest of the delay in the payment of their monthly salary.

Addressing the authorities, the police officers said they will not be back on their duty until their salaries are paid.

Abdullah, one of the police officers who left his duty told VOA that he has not been paid for the last 6 months, adding that his family is facing economic challenges.

He said the police officers fighting in the front lines are not been paid yet.

Dost Muhammad, Uruzgan governor’s spokesman confirmed the delay in the payment of the salaries of the police officers.

The salaries of the police forces are paid through New Kabul Bank in Uruzgan, but the bank officials said that due to some technical problems they have not been able to pay police officers, a police official in Uruzgan said.

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